Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello 91 points Vinous, “an excellent showing” (for your holiday consideration)
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Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello 91 points Vinous, “an excellent showing” (for your holiday consideration)

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 91 points Good bright red with pale rim. Racy aromas of spicy red berries, sour red cherries and rhubarb on the nose. Crisp, bright and juicy, with an enticing easy-going sweetness characterizing the fresh and tasty red berry and mineral flavors. This medium-bodied wine is quite tangy and … Continue reading

The best Thanksgiving wine? Rosso di Montalcino has the right stuff…
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The best Thanksgiving wine? Rosso di Montalcino has the right stuff…

Every November, across the United States, wine writers and wine lovers will ponder the perennial conundrum: What’s the best wine to serve at Thanksgiving? And as the countless articles, columns, and blog posts devoted to the subject reveal (from Eric Asimov’s annual Thanksgiving column in the New York Times to scores and scores of citizen … Continue reading

For your holiday consideration: Wine Enthusiast “Editor’s Pick” 2012 Brunello 93 points
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For your holiday consideration: Wine Enthusiast “Editor’s Pick” 2012 Brunello 93 points

Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino 93 points Earthy aromas suggesting leather, forest floor, tilled soil and dark spice take the lead in this Brunello, punctuated by a balsamic note. Firm and full-bodied, it delivers succulent Marasca cherry, star anise, mint and pipe tobacco, framed by tightly wound but refined tannins. Drink 2020–2032. Kerin … Continue reading

For your holiday consideration: 2011 Brunello Riserva “94 points” Robert Parker
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For your holiday consideration: 2011 Brunello Riserva “94 points” Robert Parker

Fattoria dei Barbi 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 94 points Fattoria dei Barbi’s 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows thick lines and excellent composure. The warm 2011 vintage tends to offer more jammy fruit aromas and you get a fleeting sense of that here. There is extra suppleness and softness that comes from a hot … Continue reading

Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)
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Brunello, the movie! Narrated by Stefano Cinelli Colombini (with English sub-titles)

More than one Facebook user has asked about Fattoria dei Barbi’s new cover movie. It’s the trailer for a wonderful short film by London-based director Oliver Cooper, “Un Coro Unito” (“United in Song”), written and narrated by the estate’s owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini. The film is embedded below in its entirety. Buona visione! … Continue reading

After success of Topping Off Ceremony last weekend, Stefano looks to 2018 and 2019 for even bigger gatherings…
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After success of Topping Off Ceremony last weekend, Stefano looks to 2018 and 2019 for even bigger gatherings…

“It was a really interesting event,” said Fattoria dei Barbi owner Stefano Cinelli Colombini in an interview with the popular Italian wine news portal MontalcinoNews.com. He was referring to the recent Topping-Off and Re-corking ceremony and tasting that he hosted last weekend at the estate. Guests and collectors were allowed to bring bottles that were … Continue reading